Building ‘falling in on itself’ at Upper Cork Street

The derelict building at 49 Upper Cork Street has been described as 'dangerous' by a member of the public.

Concern has been raised at the safety of a derelict building at the site of 49 Upper Cork Street in Mitchelstown.

The site, which has been abandoned for a number of years, with doors and windows boarded up, has a metal barrier now placed around it.

There is concern that the building is ‘falling in on itself’ and if it does fall, the barrier will do little to protect an injury or accident.

The Council has been contacted and have advised that, as the building in question is in private ownership, the owner is responsible for same. 

However, they will be undertaking an up to date inspection of the property. 

Cork County Council has powers to act under the Derelict Sites Act 1990 where property owners leave their building fall into disrepair.